Frequently asked questions & Resources
How long does the euthanasia procedure take?
Can I hold my pet during the sedation and euthanasia
Should other family pets be present during the euthanasia?
Should children be present during the euthanasia?
What are the choices for payment?
Grief support and resources
Pet loss support group
Distance therapy support group
This website was created by Marty Tousley, RN, MS, FT, DCC. She has been a hospice counselor for 17 years.
Informational sheets for pet loss support for children
Helping Children Cope with the Serious Illness or Death of a Companion Animal
A Veterinarian’s Perspective: Should my child be present for our pet’s euthanasia?
Children in Grief Understanding Their Journey
Animal companion loss books for children
Saying goodbye to Lulu – by Corrine Demas
Jasper’s Day – by Marjorie Blain Parker
When a Pet Dies – By Fred Rogers
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney – by Judith Viorst
My Pet Died: A Coloring Book for Grieving Children – by Dr. Alan Wolfelt
General loss books for children
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf – by Leo Buscaglia
Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children – by Doris Stickney